FF Dream recently spoke with SquareEnix’s Julien Merceron, in their discussion they were able to unearth a few details about Final Fantasy 13-3 and Versus 13.
I call bull s*** They're just trying to sucker peope in one last time to buy the game by saying its using elements from the most wanted Square Enix game that peope are really excited for, trying to rub off some of its hype on FF13-3. Nice try Square Enix
That is indeed what this appears to be. I wish they would just start focusing on Versus now.
You here on N4G now.
13 and 13-2 are really good games, I hate seeing so many people despise them. If people would sit down and play both games from start to finish, a lot would change their minds. I get annoyed at how many people keep saying "oh this shit isn't Final Fantasy any more". Well they wanted to try something new, and they did well at it. The story is amazing, and the main focus which is why it's not as open as the other games. People have so much hate for 2 great games, but they are so blind.
It's more hate for the company than the game. The quality of their games have dropped dramatically...but you would only know this if you were a Squaresoft fan during its golden age. Any kid can play FFXIII and say it's a decent game, but they have no frame of reference to compare the quality with because they havent grown with the franchise. FFXIII is GARBAGE compared to their past titles, and theres been a downward decline in that quality since they almost went bankrupt and had to merge.
"13 and 13-2 are really good games, I hate seeing so many people despise them. If people would sit down and play both games from start to finish, a lot would change their minds. I get annoyed at how many people keep saying "oh this shit isn't Final Fantasy any more". Well they wanted to try something new, and they did well at it. The story is amazing, and the main focus which is why it's not as open as the other games. People have so much hate for 2 great games, but they are so blind." Lets try something new, how about next time Square enix do a game where you can move in the world and explore it and not a game which you start playing it and you can basically see the last boss from the start because is a strait line from start to finish.
They also said they are using elements from XIII and XIII-2, which apparently are not that desired. Great cherry pick mate.
FF Versus used assets from FFXIII too. No reason for them not to use some Versus models or use bits of the engine they created for Versus
No they didn't. They dont even use Crystal Tools anymore. Story terminology isn't considered assets in the industry. Nice try.
I think versus is a giant con to keep people wondering and supporting S-E. I used to think it was real but now thinking its nothing more than vaporware.
Of course if anyone actually read the article, the title on N4G is misleading. It says "Elements" from Final Fantasy Versus XIII are being used in LRFFXIII not assets. Assets are enemies, characters, animations, etc. Here's a better written version of this report: http://www.novacrystallis.c... What they're actually most likely (my guess) using is such things as the dynamic Day/Night and weather system Versus has, and elements of Versus' combat system which is a Real-time action sense just like Lightning Returns battle system is.
I like how ps3 fanboys act like FFvs13 was ever even going to be good anyways. Everything points to it being crap like their other games recently but since it is a ps3 exclusive its gonna be soooooo goood. All they have to do is make it mulitplat and instantly every ps3 fanboy will bash it instead of over hype the [email protected] but I love hearing about how great it is gonna be, a game we've never seen any gameplay of or even a real screen shot, from a developer who cant make a good game anymore. I could promise you people a ps3 exclusive turd and you would over hype it as the greatest thing ever until I say that turd will also be on xbox.
I don't think that you understand what SE did to Final Fantasy fans when they announced XIII for the 360. We found out that they cut so much out of the game for the 360 that they were able to make 13-2 and now 13-3. I'm not trying to insult the 360 but that DVD is just too small. So we have very high expectations for Versus XIII. We haven't seen anything objectionable so far, in fact, what we've seen looks fantastic. The features sound like they are correcting all of the mistakes from XIII. If they announce it for the 360, then we will be VERY disappointed since we have been waiting for over six years and judging by their history, things won't end well. So it isn't about us being fanboys for the PS3, more us being fanboys for Final Fantasy.
They have shown gameplay of the game... That said, I dont think its a matter of ps3 fanboyism. Its a matter of FF fans having something to look forward to. From the gameplay Ive seen, Im not too excited. The gameplay has even less RPG to it. Seems more like a mix between dirge of cerberus and crysis core. I honestly dont know how that type of game is supposed to "save" final fantasy.
whats a versus 13? is ithat game still in square enix radar; i was promised that game years ago and i still have barely seen gameplay of it next to capcom, square is just as bad a company that dont care about their fans
So cynical. THEY asked HIM a question, and he gave an answer. It's not like SE have made an unprompted announcement out of this.
I might get a crap storm of disagrees, but this can be a hint of VS 13 having the possibility of going multi-plat if it ever sees a release date.
I think that you are right but i dont care anymore Vs could turn just like XIII (The hype of Vs is the same as XIII got).
They might be using this money to fund Versus XIII so I'll be getting it.
lol are u new to console gaming? This will work!!
I think this is not fair to keep holding this game off for lightning sequels.
Agreed,this is actually causing me to not want to support the 13 trilogy :( I just don't understand why they would delay Versus so far and focus on the most hated entry in the series.
Here is my guess. I'm probably wrong and will get disagreed. My guess is maybe after they showed it to us in Jan 2011 they went into budget problems so Nomura called up Sony and said "We might have to go multiplat or cancel the game." but Sony was probably like this game is to epic to let go out of our hands. Then they had a meeting Sony paid Square to keep the development going on the PS3 and bring it to the PS4 (seeing how the PS4 maybe launching next year and Versus won't be out till like 2014.) Then at E3 Sony and Square will announce FF Versus XIII has been renamed and will becoming to the PS3 & PS4 in 2014.
The Reason: Final Fantasy 13 and 13-2 sold very very well.
FF13 is not the most hated entry ... people are just "angry "on the internet and only on the internet ... Both FF13 games made profits ..and some people want to know how the story ends ..
@Redempteur - The story should have ended on the first game.... -_- Not to say I didn't think FFXIII-2 was better, because it kind of was in terms of gameplay. However, I seriously doubt most people would take a XIII-3 over Versus XIII.
@Redempteur are you in real life as i am. i mean i talk to people about this game and when i mean people a lot of fans. and the highest reaction for FF13 is midcore.
I know right I care more about Noctis then I do with Lightning and I know nothing about Noctis yet. Lightning is terrible as a main character, she shouldn't of been the one to get sequels, Tidus, Squall, Zidine but no we got Lightning instead.
They spent a lot of money creating ff13, making sequels is relatively cheap for them. They keep coming out with them for the instant-money-grab factor.
That's very nice of them. Hopefully when the Final Fantasy 13 trilogy comes to a close, Square will go back to focus on the gaming experiences that the people have asked for. A proper home console traditional jrpg release will do Square Enix and the hopeful jrpg community great justice. I remember viewing target render videos to Final Fantasy Versus 13 over half a decade ago. Back when this current generation was considered next generation. Still not even a trace of evidence to the survival and or release of Final Fantasy Versus 13 anywhere on the planet. At this point it no longer matters the platform or platforms of release. Just give the people what they deserve. Rated E For Everyone
Rated E for egghead.
How does he have all those bubbles? All he does is stealth troll.
or Rated E for ego. *gets on knees* Thank you for gracing us with your comments your highness. /sarcasm
@DatNJDom81 because some of us are stupid enough to give him them, either that or the mods are just off their tits on LSD. Seriously the amount of times I've used the bubble down feature, with the mass of disagrees he gets and still nothing yet you could say one swear word on here and BOOM...bubbled down.
This situation still sucks for supporters of VS13 who do not like the direction of the 13 series. Hopefully when the FF13 trilogy comes to a close, Square will go back to focus on the gaming experiences that the people have asked for, although I would have preferred sooner rather than later. The release date of VS13 alone would please many who have strayed from the FF series. I remember the FF VS 13 trailers over 6 years ago; back when this current gen was considered next gen. There have been plenty of reassurances that FFVS 13 is in the works, yet absolutely no evidence that they even care. Just give the people what they deserve, particularly those who have eagerly awaited this unkempt promise. Rated NPR For No Public Relations
A single picture from Versus would be great :(
You know, I don't need reason not to buy Versus at this point. 13 if not 13-2 were only reason to worry about it. Now you're trying to scare me off.
NOW I give up on Versus...
Also: prepare for another string of "VERSUS CANCELLED???" articles...
Do you realise how stupid you sound? If anything, this is good news for Versus fans, it means that the game is still progressing. Jesus christ n4g.
No, it means that Versus in shambles production wise. That elements of it are being salvaged for other games.
"NOW I give up on Versus... Also: prepare for another string of "VERSUS CANCELLED???" articles..." Then prepare for the articles saying it isn't cancelling and you going "I TOLD YOU SO", then linking back to the articles where you said it wasn't cancelled.
Fatties gonna hate.
let's look at the bright side , this news only means that they are working on versus ...
People still believe what S-E says? They obviously just want people to buy another crappy FF13 spinoff/sequel/crapfest.
how about making a new ff using assets from VersusXIII instead of wasting money on making ANOTHER sequel to 13
Not surprising, if 13 and versus 13 are connected by mythos they are probably trying to loosely tie them together story wise. I'm interested but then again I am also one of the few who enjoyed 13 and 13-2. I could actually see that the battle system was the same ATB system they used in 4-9 but made it much faster pace because of the success of FF7: Advent Children....to bad people bored the hate train for no reason, most people that hate the game haven't even played it.
Well I have played it and let me tell you that the battle system is atrocious and boring, the story is equally atrocious and boring but also needlessly convoluted, the characters suck, about the only good parts of the game were the Pulse environment and the music. 13 and 13-2 are an insult to a series that includes games like X-2 and Mystic Quest. 13-3 shouldn't exist and only does exist because SE realized that there are suckers out there who are willing to spend even more money just for an ending that already existed in DLC and Graphic Novels. This news is essentially saying that Versus XIII is nowhere near complete and SE really don't care. They are trying to make Lightning their new mascot and I have yet to see anyone say they like that idea. Lightning is a worse version of Cloud and, ironically, is more masculine than he is. She just needs to go away. If there is a 13-4, Wada needs to be put in a straight jacket and shipped to an institution.
If you think the battle system is borig you must HATE 4-9 because its the same thing just faster. The character an story stuff is subjective too because I hated FF7 because of the stale 2d characters and the horrendous story about an Emo guy and a girly man who has mommy problems. I love 6 and 9 but 13 and more so 13-2 were enjoyable. If you think these 3 plus versus wasn't planned out beforehand just like VS then your nuts, and of course VS isn't near complete they actually started it in 09 and went full production earlier this year. Maybe if people like you stopped whining and learned to be patient and lose the nostalgia goggles you could appreciate something in life. They also said Lightning Returns (not 13-3) is the last chapter of that saga. There is nothing wrong with a strong woman as a lead character go back o borderlands with your sexist girlfriend modes because clearly you must think Women should not be included in or play video games.
"If you think the battle system is borig you must HATE 4-9 because its the same thing just faster." If you think that you're a lost cause because it is far from the same thing. In FF's 4-9 you get to fight in a manner appropriate to each situation. There is no such thing as an auto-battle (until the remakes implemented that for FF4) with which you can win any battle with ease. Another aspect of the battle system lacking in FF13 but present in 4-9 is the ability to control ALL the characters in battle. This means you can effectively prevent any character from doing something stupid like healing an ally with nearly max HP as opposed to one nearly dead. Another battle aspect of FF13 that's ridiculous is having the leader character be responsible for a game over if it dies, something that doesn't happen in ANY OTHER FF TO DATE! "The character an story stuff is subjective too because I hated FF7 because of the stale 2d characters and the horrendous story about an Emo guy and a girly man who has mommy problems." Preaching to the choir as I hate FF7. But even that game has a better story and characters than FF13. At least FF7 has characters people actually care about and want to know more about. The single character in FF13 you can say that for is MAYBE Sazh and I don't like him either. Pretty much every FF game before 13 has better characters and story, even FF11. "If you think these 3 plus versus wasn't planned out beforehand just like VS then your nuts, and of course VS isn't near complete they actually started it in 09 and went full production earlier this year." WTF are you talking about? Planned out to be what? Boring as hell? And you think VS is going to be the same when, based on Nomura's track record and what we DO know about the game, the only actual link VS has to the other FF13 games is the world? Geez you're brainwashed. Or have REALLY bad taste. "Maybe if people like you stopped whining and learned to be patient and lose the nostalgia goggles you could appreciate something in life." Two things. First, if it ain't broke don't fix it. Meaning the FF staples have worked and have sold so many millions of copies of FF games that there is no justifiable reason to change something that works. Add upon it, change what doesn't work sure, but do not do a complete 180 and take inspiration from generic western shooters. Second, you can't be nostalgic over something that hasn't happened so in the case of VS no one has any kind of goggles on in that regard. "They also said Lightning Returns (not 13-3) is the last chapter of that saga." SE say a lot of things. They also said that PS3 would get Last Remnant. I'm playing it right now. Actually, I'm not since they lied. "There is nothing wrong with a strong woman as a lead character go back o borderlands with your sexist girlfriend modes because clearly you must think Women should not be included in or play video games." Don't put words into my post, you're not going to get any girlfriends (boyfriends?) trying to play the white knight card when nothing sexist was said or implied. Lightning is a crap character. She's not strong, she's emotionless (or b*tchy, take your pick) and flat. Cloud, who is more of an emo than most FF characters, has more personality than Lightning does and I can't stand him. Hell, Squall has more personal growth than Lightning. I'd even say the completely lifeless FF1 characters have more personality than Lightning. She's terrible. **EDIT** Lightning Returns is effectively FF13-3. It takes place after 13-2, so it is accurate to call it 13-3.
"13 and 13-2 are an insult to a series that includes games like X-2". Are you on crack? Thats your standard for the series?
You say the story in XIII sucks but a story full of fan service and pop concerts is great? You also say XIII's battle system is atrocious, when its very close to X-2. Paradigm shifts are very close to sphere changes. "auto-battle with which you can win any battle with ease". I DARE you to beat all of the missions with ease. Auto battle wont switch your paradigms, and thats the core of the gameplay. Saying you can win ANY battle just by pressing auto-battle, is just wrong.
"Preaching to the choir as I hate FF7. But even that game has a better story and characters than FF13". Ok, so now ff7 also has a bad story, but X-2 was ok? Oh boy this keeps getting better.
While I enjoyed XIII, I can see why people hated it. Everyone can have their opinios. However, I must say you have the weirdest opinions I've ever heard from any FF fan.
I've platinum both of them, and I've platinum ff13 3x. Ill go on record to say you have no idea of what you're talking about dragon. I'd even further more say 90% of the ranting I see about ff13 came from people who raged at the game and didnt understand the story or the characters within it, he'll most of you don't even understand the damn battle system saying its too easy ???? Lmfaoootrololol..... Yeah maybe it's easy when you've actually maxed out every character and all of their abilities for every single role....I remember fools raged ff13 had no limit break...when they actually do, sadly fools didnt play the game long enough to see them or even knew they existed :/. If anything, is go to say FF13 is brutally i forgiven in mistakes when you play through the story and missio s. I'd also say its one of the more challenging FF games they've made. Total restriction, limited grinding, and puts you in a lot of tough battles early on in the story mode and the game lol. Anyway I really don't think you've played the game, and if you did I really think you're god awful at understanding the battle system and the roles. At first I was like meh to not being able to use all of the characters, however it changed once I realize how much the battle system makes sense. Also the AI would never heal an ally that is near full ho, before healing someone who is lower, I've never seen that lmaooo. But hey w.e dude, I guess your copy was glitched.
@admiralsnake I platinumed both games and bought collectors editions of both. So I will go on record and say that Dragon knight DOES know what he is talking about, I know that he is a TRUE final fantasy fan. First game sucked. Not a FF game at all and I have played all except 5. Second game was only less worse, definitely more tolerable but not something that deserves more games. "you don't even understand the damn battle system saying its too easy ???? Lmfaoootrololol....." Are you kidding me? The battle system was easy and boring. Need to attack? make this paradigm. Need to heal? use this paradigm. Way too easy. "Yeah maybe it's easy when you've actually maxed out every character and all of their abilities for every single role....I remember fools raged ff13 had no limit break...when they actually do, sadly fools didnt play the game long enough to see them or even knew they existed :/" I honestly dont remember any limit breaks which tells you how forgettable that game was and I actually platinumed that game too. "If anything, is go to say FF13 is brutally i forgiven in mistakes when you play through the story and missio s. I'd also say its one of the more challenging FF games they've made." LOL CHALLENGING!1!ONE! press x to win. That was challenging? No way! Even the last mission boss was a walk in the park! You want to play a challenging FF game, play the original FF4. That comment SCREAMS Im a casual. "Total restriction, limited grinding, and puts you in a lot of tough battles early on in the story mode and the game lol." Thats not something that should happen in Final Fantasy, the game was artificially long and real final fantasy games let you get a little stronger than the next boss or let you experiment with your characters, how do you think people beat Ruby weapon with a level 7 Tifa? FF13 is on rails and it has mandatory grinding, if all that was gone the game would only be 13 hours long. "Anyway I really don't think you've played the game, and if you did I really think you're god awful at understanding the battle system and the roles. " How hard is it to understand what is possibly the easiest RPG ever made? Thats like saying youre really good at knowing basic mathematics. "At first I was like meh to not being able to use all of the characters, however it changed once I realize how much the battle system makes sense." It sucked, one character being responsible for a game over is stupid and not something that has happened in any other final fantasy game ever. Also the use of one summon at a time was ridiculously stupid. "Also the AI would never heal an ally that is near full ho, before healing someone who is lower, I've never seen that lmaooo. But hey w.e dude, I guess your copy was glitched" Obviously you dont understand the battle system because if you used the 3 medic paradigm the AI will automatically heal anyone. Go troll somewhere else, leave the real Final Fantasy talk to the big boys. When you play and finish at least 5 REAL Final Fantasy games come back.
Ill be buying the saga, I hope it goes well. Can't wait to finally end the saga for all so we can move onto to versus.
FF vs 13 Confirmed for the xbox 360
how? Just... how?
A simple answer... he's a troll.
Well, if the game has been complete all this time, it kind of stands to reason that besides not stepping on all of the FF13 sequels that they're converting it for multiplatform. That's Wii in addition to the 360.
Read the actual source, they said they are using "elements", not assets. This could essentially be anything, including aspects of the gameplay design, which is probably what they're talking out here as XIII-3 allows complete control you character and includes reflex actions(blocking/dodging etc), similar to vsXIII. It would make sense that this game would fit somewhere between XIII and versusXIII in terms of gameplay, as so its borrows "elements" from both games. If they were talking about assets, NPC rigs and animation would be the 1st thing to come to mind.
Giving you bubbles for using your head, instead of jumping on the hate train like almost everybody else.
Dat dere vapourware
Final Fantasy 13-3 you say? let me check...yes, just like i thought, i do not have any more fucks to give...
I dont want to sound like a broken record and ask SE the same question like where / when we can see versus release date, where is type-0 localization, where is FF X HD, etc etc etc. Just...SE, DO YOUR HOMEWORK A.S.A.P!!! Cause i'm at my limit of tired for waiting you to finish your homework!!! So get it done or i'm failing you!!! :(
They love tossing money at a wall. They need to drop the 13 from FF. FF13 is still the only game i ever traded in to gamestop and there is no way i'd buy 13/2 or 13/3. SE needs to go back to there roots. FF games use to be about epic story and gameplay, not just grafics.
cool, i'm excited, glad they can move forward quickly with this game, i have a feeling S-E has weathered their storm and it's gonna be awesome
How can they use assets from Versus when its not even completed... or is it? I call SE playing Versus to there self and laughing at everyone who buys FFXIII-3!!
LMAO someone could not understand what 'elements' mean.
lol figured i got the wrong idea of thing woops :P anyway... wheres the Versus release date lol xD
Just gonna have to w8 it out. Ill play XIII-3 cause I need closure. After that tho VERSUS XIII will probably blow the entire lightning saga out of the water
I'm not even going to worry about it anymore! Verses 13 and The Last Guardian, were games that were shown early on in the PS3's life-cycle and were two of the main reasons for me initially getting a PS3 so early. So, where are they? No doubt I'll still get them but I not holding my breath anymore. I wouldn't even doubt it if Sony announced these two titles for the PS4. I'm sure it would be cool but for people like me that initially purchased a PS3 for these titles, it isn't cool... What's up with Square and Team Ico anyway? It kills me that they keep so quiet about something they showed so long ago.